Channel Five reporters come under fire in southeastern Ukraine

Employees of Russia's Channel Five have come under fire in southeastern Ukraine, the channel posted in a statement on its Facebook account on Friday.

Employees of Russia's Channel Five have come under fire in southeastern Ukraine, the channel posted in a statement on its Facebook account on Friday.

"A Channel Five crew has come under fire in southeastern Ukraine. All details are in our news reports and social networks. We are watching situational developments," the document said.

Political analyst of Channel Five Vitaly Voronin and operator Igor Babchinsky, who came under fire, were not injured.

"We have not been injured, operator Igor Babchinsky and I were almost in the fire epicenter. Eight explosions occurred approximately three kilometers from the Russian custom post in the Rostov region, almost 500 meters from the Devyatkin village," Voronin said on air of Channel Five on Friday.

Reporters were filming a piece on Ukrainian refugees in Russia's Rostov region.

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